• SHARE

About 39,000 new cases of tuberculosis were reported last year in Japan, down some 4,400 from the previous year, the first decline in four years, the health ministry has reported.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry recently said 39,384 people registered themselves as having tuberculosis in 2000, down from 43,818 in 1999.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW